My Lord and I – My Salvation / Salvation belongs to the Lord.
As you have read throughout the website and my extended version of my testimony, the Lord and I have a very special relationship. One of kind.
There are many theories and believes among Christians about salvation. My intention is not to persuade your thoughts or believe. I am only sharing what I have in my heart, mind, soul, and what the Lord has taught me.
My job is not to convince anyone, my job is only to share the Word and the Lord will do the rest. The Holy Spirit will do His work in your life and He is the only one who will and can convince you of anything.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.Ephesians 2:8-9:
This is my believe and what I want you to understand today, if there is any slight of doubt in your heart; I pray that it vanishes today and gives you peace.
- I am saved by Grace:
I could start speaking elegantly and going to the root of the word in Greek “χάριτί”, but that is not my goal. I want to share with you plain and simple the message behind these words.
By Grace, which I did not merit. God had mercy on me and showed me His grace by saving me.
If God was the one saving me, then, what else do I need to know about being saved? I could not save myself; I was a slave of the sinful nature.
Imagine a prisoner behind bars; he cannot free himself. He needs someone to advocate for him and free him (pro-bonus) or free of charge and not with our merits, but His.
That is exactly what God did, He advocated for me through the blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, paying the price for my sins and redemption; therefore, it is all to Him and nothing to me. He did it all. I had nothing to do with it. I can only be grateful and embrace the salvation I was given from the Lord.
- Through Faith:
I need to believe it; I must believe it, because I was saved by grace and through faith in Jesus Christ. I have faith that He is the only Lord and He is the only one that could save me and pay for my sins.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see”Hebrews 11:1
We are confident that the Lord saved us and have eternal assurance of it, even when we do not see it. The fact that you do not see something, it does not mean it is not there or that it does not exist.
We believe in our hearts (have faith) that Jesus Christ is our Lord, He raised from the dead to save us and we are saved by grace through faith in him.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.Romans 10:9-10
You confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord and you believe in your heart (not mind). Because, it is with our hearts that we must believe, our conviction must come from our heart, not from our mind. Our minds are fragile and might change, but our heart is strong and it does not swift away easily.
That is why; we must believe and have faith in our heart. Why with our hearts? Because our heart is the door to our soul, our heart and we are the same, our heart is who we are in reality (of course, not physically speaking). Our soul resides in our heart (not the physical organ) and it contains the representation of who we are on the inside, the sum of all our thoughts and feelings that is the reason for the Bible to tell us that we must believe with our heart.
And believed that God raised Him from the dead; because that is how you know that He paid the price for your sins and mine. And He is the only one able to freely give salvation to anyone.
- This is not from me:
This is so important to understand, because sometimes we get lost and we try to do things to pretend that we deserve it somehow and that is wrong. It is not from us, it is from God and nobody else’s.
- Gift of God:
It is a gift from God. A present. A present is given regardless of the condition of the receiver; it comes from the good will of the giver and nothing else. Salvation is a gift from God to us, let me repeat it, because sometimes we forget it or tend to forget “It is a GIFT from God” there is nothing we can do, but to embrace it.
- Not by works:
We don’t have to work hard to earn it or to pretend that we deserve it. We will never deserve it and we will never get access if we try to bargain or buy ourselves our way in, nothing will happen. There is no shortcut…
We have been saved by Grace through faith, we received a FREE gift from God and there is nothing we can do to add or take away from it. There are many people trying to reason themselves that they need to work hard, they need to do many sacrifices for them to be saved.
Allow me to tell you that this line of thoughts is wrong. Don’t you get it? Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. It has been given to us already, so, why are you still trying to earn something that was freely given to you through the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross?
Are you trying to belittle Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross to provide you a free salvation? Don’t try, just enjoy the FREE GIFT of salvation and share it with others.
- None can boast:
There is no boasting in this, nobody can take the credit but Jesus. Therefore, give the credit to Him by showing others the FREE GIFT of salvation that you’ve received. Not a conditional salvation, such thing does not exist.
This is how I see it. God had mercy on me and showed me His grace by saving me. He was the one saving me, He is my savior and if He is my savior, there is nothing to worry about. Nothing and nobody can snatch me from His hands.
Is there anyone who dares to take something away from my Lord’s hands? NOBODY.
That is my assurance through faith. That is what I believe and what I embrace every single minute of my life.
The FREE GIFT of salvation is what I am sharing with you, because if you have any slight of doubt at all, I hope that by the time you finish reading my thoughts, it vanishes and gives you peace of mind.
Jesus has already paid the price for my sins, for your sins on the cross; the price is already paid. There is no need to do anything else, that is why, only He can give us the salvation FREE of charge, because it belongs to Him alone and no one else.
“I pray that my Lord Jesus Christ shine your mind and heart today. Taking full control of your life, no matter the situation you are facing at this moment, He is in control and He will definitely give you the victory. I also pray that you learn to enjoy the free-gift of salvation and share it with others. In Jesus almighty name, I pray, Amen”